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Lithic Economies and Self-Sufficiency: Stone tool Production and Consumption in a Late Prehistoric Community of Moloka'i, Hawaii

Spitzer, Angela


This study examines the inter- and intra-site assemblage variability of lithics excavated from six late prehistoric sites in leeward West Moloka’i, Hawaii. Both religious and domestic sites are represented including fishing shrines (ko’a) and a high-status house site. A comprehensive technological approach was employed integrating usewear, typology and individual flake attribute analysis to identify production and consumption behaviours. Expedient tool manufacture and use was identified at most...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-10
Type: Thesis (Honours (non-ANU))


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